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Tokyo Main Tour

by Brandon Yano

Less Travel = More Time + Less Stress

September 16-24: Five Games, One City, Eight Days

Tokyo is the best city in the world, per an unofficial poll of past JapanBall guests and an official declaration by Condé Nast. Plus, the extended Tokyo area has five NPB teams and ballparks. So, we figure we ought to offer you the opportunity to pass on the hassle of packing, unpacking, and traveling between cities and let one of the metropolitan wonders of the world be your base for eight days. It will be an urban baseball (plus sumo, if you’d like) adventure like no other in the world!

We recommend this tour for two types of travelers:

  1. Those who want less travel time and more free time to explore.
  2. Those who have physical limitations that would make it difficult to change locations with their luggage multiple times.

Want to see more baseball in Tokyo? We can combine this Tokyo Main Tour with a couple of games from the multi-city Main Tour and/or Post Tour, and also add games and hotel nights to the end of your itinerary.

  • Thur. 9/16: Depart U.S.A., cross international date line in-air
  • 9/17: Arrival and welcome dinner
  • 9/18: Swallows @ Tokyo Yomiuri Giants (6:00 PM)
  • 9/19: Carp @ Tokyo Yakult Swallows (6:00 PM) + annual “Don Robbs Invitational” happy hour
  • 9/20: Dragons @ Yokohama DeNA BayStars (2:00 PM)
  • 9/21: optional sumo + group dinner (baseball off-day)
  • 9/22: Eagles @ Saitama Seibu Lions (6:00 PM)
  • 9/22: Hawks @ Chiba Lotte Marines (4:00 PM)
  • 9/30: Departure
Note: Itinerary is subject to change.
  • A guide to lead you through a detailed itinerary with an engaging combination of stadiums, teams, targeted sightseeing, and outings, the result of which will give you a cost-effective and in-depth personal tour of the greater Tokyo area like no other.

  • Business class accommodation with modern facilities.

  • All in-tour land travel.

  • Tickets for the best available seats for five NPB games (sumo wrestling tickets and any extra games require an additional cost).

  • Two meals and one happy hour.

  • Additional sightseeing at little or no cost to you.

  • Visits with local friends and/or baseball personalities.

  • Detailed airport arrival and departure instructions (in some cases, airport transportation is included).

  • Scheduling flexibility. Want to come early or stay late? We can help you plan that. Many of our guests arrive a day or two early to acclimate to the time change and get their bearings. However, we do recommend doing most of your personal travel after our tour because we take pride in teaching our guests how to get around on their own, and that will make your personal travel more enjoyable.

  • Translation and travel desk services.

  • A truly remarkable time.

Not included: airfare and most meals.

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Baggage and personal effects are at all times the sole responsibility of the participant.

You acknowledge that this particular tour includes attendance at professional baseball games and exposure to risks inherent in that venue including, specifically but not exclusively, the risks of bats and balls leaving the field of play and striking you wherever you may be in the stadium, and the risks of fall or other injury as you traverse the stadium, its stairs, aisles, and other areas.

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$2,703 double occupancy

$348 single supplement